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2-C KINGSPORT TIMES , March 17,1171 And Carr Chosen Top UPI All-Americans ByFREDMcMANE UPI Sptrts Writer NEW YORK (UPI) -Austin Can- of Notre Dame and Sidney Wicks of UCLA, the two most dominating forces in college basketball this season, Tuesday were named to the 1970-71 United Press International All-America team by an overwhelming vote of sports writers and sportscasters from across the nation. Carr, a 6-foot-3 guard who only Monday was selected as UPI's Player of the Year, and Wicks, a 6-a forward who was second in that balloting, received 781 and 777 points respectively in the voting of 400 sports writers and sportscasters. Voters were asked to choose a first and second team of five players each, with two points awarded for a first team selection and one point for a second team mention. The top 15 point-getters comprise the three All-America squads. A player could receive a maximum of BOO points. Joining Carr and Wicks on the first team are 7-2 center Artis Gilmore of Jacksonville, 6-3, guard John Roche of South Carolina and 6-0 guard Dean Meminger of Marquette. All five players are seniors. Jim McDamels, Western Kentucky's 7-foot center, headed the .second team which also consisted of Johnny Neumann of Mississippi, Ken Durrett of LaSalle, Howard Porter of Villanova and Curtis Rowe of UCLA. Neumann, a sophomore who was the nation's leading scorer with a 40.1 average, is the only underclassman on the second unit. Another talented sophomore, George McGlnnls of Indiana, was the leading vote-getter on the third team. McGinnis, who finished fourth in the nation in scoring, was Joined by Junior Paul Westphal of Southern California, Junior Julius Erving of Massachusetts, senior Charley Yelverton of Fordham and senior Dave Robisch of Kansas. There were 24 players who received honorable mention, which required a total of at least 12 points. Meminger and McDaniels waged quite a battle for the No. 5 spot on the first team. Meminger received 445 points to 423 for McDamels to secure a first team berth. This year's first team is not a very high-scoring unit in comparison with previous years, but all five players are rated very highly by the pro scouts and possess at least one outstanding quality. Carr is the only one of the five who finished among the top 20 in scoring. The sharpshooting guard averaged 37.5 points per game during the regular season and last Saturday night pumped in 52 points against Texas Christian in an opening round NCAA game to become only the second collegian ever to score more than 1,000 points in two seasons. Carr was more than just a scorer, however. He also was a top defensive player who was usually assigned to cover the opposing team's leading scorer. "He was by far the best guard In the country," said one pro scout. Carr was conceded to be the best guard in the country, Wicks was regarded as the best forward. He didn't score as much as Carr because of UCLA's more-balanced attack but he still managed to average 22.2 points per game and was the Bruins' leading re bounder. "I doubt there's a big man in the country as quick as Sidney. In my mind he was the best player in the nation," was the comment of UCLA coach, John Wooden. Gilmore averaged 22.3 points per game in guiding Jacksonville to a 22-4 record, but it was on defense and under the boards that he was most feared. The big center led the nation In rebounding with an average of 23.2 per game and blocked the incredible total of 258 shots, an average of almost 10 per game. Roche was "Mr. Clutch" for South Carolina for the third successive season. A flashy ballhandler and fine outside shooter, Roche led the gamecocks in scoring with a 22.3 average and in assists. He also was among the nation's leading free throw shooters with an .825 mark. Meminger was the key man in leading Marquette to its first unbeaten season. An adept dribbler and passer, Meminger was called "the greatest ballhandler ever" by his coach, Al McGuire. Dean "The Dream"led the Warriors in scoring with a 21.3 average and was an outstanding defensive cog in Marquette's famed fullcourt press. AUSTIN CARR (L) AND SIDNEY WICKS . . . chosen for UPI All-America team UPI All-America Team Rams ReaUy Think They Can Do It N E W Y O R K ( U P I ) -- T h e Fordham Rams really think they can do it. "\Vc wouldn't be in the NCAA tourney if we didn't think we could win it," Fordham coach Dick "Digger" I'helps said before the Rams left today for Raleigh, N. C., where they'll meet Villanova Thursday night in the first round of the Eastern Regional. ·If they win that game, they'll meet the Perm-South Carolina " winner at 2 p.m. Saturday for a berth in the national semi- finals at Houston on March 25. "'."·""The kids have the confidence that they can win," .Phelps said, "they want to go to Houston." Taking Fordham seriously is something that most people have been doing only in the last few weeks but the Rams-now 20-2 and ranked nintli in the f i n a l r a t i n g s -- h a v e proved they're for real. Plielps, an assistant at Penn last year, took a team that was 10-15 and molded it into a club that lost only by one point to Tempk and in overtime to Marquette. And Charley Yelverton made third-team All-America even though he was an unknown outside of New York City at the start of the year. Of course, Kordharn has had almost as much trouble winning recognition in New York City as it has had outside of town, because local college b a s k e t b a l l teams u s u a l l y aren't in the spotlight. Most of the top city athletes, such as i.ew Alcindor, play college ball out of town. Four college games were televised in New York City last Saturday--two NCAA games, the ACC final and the UCLA- USC game--and tliree of the games featured starters who played either with or against Yelverton and Billy Mainor in high school. But the Fordham rout of Furman in an NCAA first-round game wasn't shown on TV. And only one of the city's seven TV statioas bothered to send u film crew to show clips of the victory on the 11 p.m. news that night. Meanwhile, one of the stations featured its sports news that night with film of the world champion woodchopper, who among other things, broke balloons by throwing axes at them. Fordham's game against Villanova will be shown on TV locally--but on a one-hour delayed tape. The Rams, though, will be in the spotlight if they make it to Houston for a possible rematch with Marquette and they're ready for their latest challenge. Phelps figures t h a t rebounding is the key against the taller Villanova team since Fordham's tallest starter is 6-C center Bart Woylowicz. "They like to put the bull up because Ihey think they can control both boards," Phelps said, "but we've just got to get the boards away from them." Playing a major role, of course, will be Yelverton. He's the club's top rebounder even though he's just 6-2 and Phelps said he'll guard Villanova's second-team All-America, Howard Porter. Woytowicz, the team's current starter at center, has been alternating all year with G-4 Tom S u l l i v a n and G-5 George Zambctti. Woytowicz played well in Fordham's last two games and Phelps said, "he deserves the start.". 'Ilie other forward starter besides Yelverton is 6-3 sophomore f o r w a r d Ken Charles, who's tiie club second leading scorer. Mainor, one guard, is a f i n e shooter but is usually content to feed Yelverton and Charles. John tiurik is the other guard and is a good ballhandler. Villanova uses a good zone and Temple beat Fordham with a zone but Phelps isn't concerned with (lie Wildcats' defense. "We've been seeing a lot of zone lately and we've handled it. We've just got to keep doing what we've been doing all year.". What the Rams have been doing is utilizing a tenacious full court press tliat forces turnovers and makes up for their lack of height. And they set up for the good shots on offense with a hustling offense. They think it'll work for two more games to get them to Houston. Player jnd College Austin Car/. Noire Dame Sidney WicM. UCl.A Arrii Gilmcre. Jacksonville John Roche. South Cdrolin.3 OCfln Memirvjer, Msro-jc'lle Second Teim Jim McDdnicli. Western Ky. Johnny Nexjrnar.n. Mississippi Ken nurrolt. L .iSa'le Howard Porlet. viliaiova Curlii Ro/re. UCLA Kenarabl* Mr-niton ( H e r mare points) -- Fred Bro*fi. Io//a; Mike Casey. Ken 1utky. Jim Oior.es. ,s\arc.uette: Jim Clear-tons. Ohio stale; Charlie orwis, wake Forest; Jimmy England. Ten nt'Ssi'e. Al Harnyak. Cliio St.. Will.'c Humes. Idaho St ; colhi -fcnes. Noire Damp; ornnis Layton, Southern Calfrrcnia. Willie Long, New Mexico; Sldn Aw. Class Hometown Avq 71 Sr. Wfl^lJ-.gron. D C. 3 / 5 71 Sr. LOS Ange'es ?2 3 72 Sr. Chipley, Fla. j; 3 7) Sr. New York " jj'i 7? Sr. NewYorX ji' 3 Fhird Team George McGinnis. Indiana P.iul Wcs'phjl. Sculliern Cd J-jliui Ervinq. Massachusett Charley Yelverton. rornha O.IVP Rofliscri. Kansas Love, Oreqcn. Cl.1l Mprly, Colorado: John Mer.gell Aunirn: W-he Ne.vl'n, Utah: Jim O'Brien. Boilon College: Foil Parker, Kentucky: Tom Payne, K e n l u c k y ; Ren 5«u»Hvn C.ilifornid; Marv Rclierls. Ulad 51 j Willie Soujourner, Weber St., Gwrqe Tidpp, LO.-9 Beach St.. Henry Wilmw*, Mich.qan; Rich YunkivS. Georgia Tech. EXHIBITION BASEBALL By United Pr«s lntern*tienal SulHm. OoftninLj [61. Houth [61 ar.a Fla. Suddkil. CueKflr. Oukps (8). «rva Dal/ymple, Frehctxirrcn t 8 ) . WP CutHlar LP Si-lion. 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